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Vienna: Spanish Riding School Morning Exercise

Product ID: 42136
Visit the Spanish Riding School of Vienna and witness the training of the Lipizzaners and their riders. During the morning exercise you can observe the training of the gray colts and the fully-trained school stallions, the “white stars”.
About this ticket
Valid 20 minutes
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Vouchers must be exchanged for tickets.
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Free cancellation up to 1 hour before activity starts

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  • Discover the Spanish Riding School and its centuries-long tradition
  • Gain an insight into the years of training of the Lipizzaners and their riders
  • Experience the morning exercise accompanied by classical music
  • Observe the different types of exercises: simple and relaxing or those aimed at refining and perfecting movement
Full description
Visit the Spanish Riding School of Vienna and observe the horses during their morning exercise. In the magnificent setting of the baroque Winter Riding Academy, the morning exercise offers an insight into the years of training of the Lipizzaners and their riders. The morning exercise of the horses is accompanied by classical Viennese music.

The morning exercise includes relaxation exercises, refining and perfecting movement and strengthening certain muscles. The famous school jumps levade, courbette and capriole, which are shown as part of the performances by the Spanish Riding School, are not practiced on a daily basis and can only sometimes be seen during the morning exercise.

The white Lipizzaner stallions are put through their paces by their riders almost every day. The primary objective of the morning exercise is to maintain the horses’ athleticism and health, as well as to build up various muscle groups that are necessary for performing the exercises of the haute école.
  • Ticket for the morning exercise at the Spanish Riding School
What’s Not Included
  • Pick-up and drop off

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Meeting point

Low season (November, January to March): the entrance under the Michael Cupola on Michaelerplatz.

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Important information
Not allowed
  • Cameras
Know before you go
• Morning exercise takes place from 10:00-12:00. The ticket is valid for this 2-hour period. The recommended length of stay is 15 to 20 minutes within this 2-hour window
• This event has free seating and there is no guarantee of seats
• Free admission for children aged 3 to 6 (must sit on an adult’s lap). Children aged 6 to 12 receive discounted admission. Unfortunately, admission is not permitted for children under the age of 3
• Photography and filming is prohibited
• The program is subject to change
• Tickets for wheelchair spaces are limited and must be reserved in writing. Please contact GetYourGuide or make a note in the designated field during the booking process
• Skip the ticket line in the morning by simply exchanging your voucher the day before at the cashier desk at the entrance Michaeler Platz(until 4:00 PM). Otherwise join the ticket queue on the day to exchange your mobile voucher for a ticket
Customer reviews

Overall rating

3.9 / 5

based on 1811 reviews

Review summary

  • Service
    3.9 / 5
  • Organization
    3.8 / 5
  • Value for money
    3.6 / 5
  • Safety
    4.3 / 5
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We visited the Spanish Riding school morning exercise in the first week in March. It was busier than I’d have imagined for that time of year. Exchanging my online ticket went very smoothly. The staff were very polite and helpful. Watching the horses and riders train was an amazing experience. We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. You weren’t allowed to take videos/photos and there were a few who were told off for doing so. The horses move so elegantly. There’s a commentator who explains the history of the horses and riders ect. It’s worth the money to watch.

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March 13, 2020

If you bought tickets can bypass the long line that clogs the entry...but you still have to exchange the online voucher for a ticket once you squeeze by the people in the doorway and we’re able to enter the ticket office. The ticket will say to stay for 20 they change every 20-30 minutes...we stayed 1.5 hours and were impressed how different horses performed quite different, it pays to stay longer

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January 6, 2020

Spectacular surroundings and an inexpensive way to see the magnificent horses

February 23, 2020

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Spanische Hofreitschule

Product ID: 42136